Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, MY DESIRE, by LUCY H. KING SMITH

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First Line: When earth's door shall close for me
Last Line: And -- deathlessly.
Subject(s): Future Life; Immortality; Retribution; Eternity; After Life

When earth's door shall close for me,
And the end of life shall come,
How I'd love to fall asleep
Like a child,
And -- listlessly.

As the child who hard hath played,
Fearless, weary, drops the toys,
Folded are the hands and still,
Blissful, calm,
And -- unafraid.

Longs my soul at peace to be,
In a land where dreams are sweet,
Then refreshed from sleep, again
Wake, live on,
And -- deathlessly.

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